Monthly Archives: November 2014


November 25, 2014


There were 1,515 chrysanthemum blooms on just this plant alone that I came across when I visited Longwood Gardens for their Chrysanthemum Festival. There is a really interesting process to creating this plant, known as the Thousand Bloom Mum, which you can read about on their blog. Today we are going to take a tour together of the Festival, and I hope it makes you want to put it on your calendar t...

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November 18, 2014

Pink Anemone

I think we have all had the experience when there is someone in need and there is very little we can do. Whether it's a friend or an acquaintance who is dealing with cancer or recovering from surgery, we always say, "please let me know if there is anything I can do to help." Often there is little we can do, and we feel so helpless not being able to provide some support, not being able to give com...

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November 11, 2014

Bird of Paradise

I met Bob at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden when I was shooting flowers there on a one-day escape for myself. We met early in the day and crossed paths again later that afternoon as I was zooming in on a Bird of Paradise flower. Stopping for a moment to chat, I found out that Bob had been a long-time member of the LA Zoo and that he had named a giraffe after his wife, Adria. I was a litt...

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November 04, 2014

Grape Hyacinth

After enjoying my cutting garden this past summer, I was reluctant to put it to bed. Not wanting to say goodbye, I realized that I didn’t need to wait until next summer to start a flower garden. Through the winter I could anticipate another cutting garden by planting bulbs for next spring. I was thrilled with this idea and had high hopes of spending hours going through bulb catalogs to make my s...

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